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The Best Companies Move Beyond Spreadsheets

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In a perfect world, everyone would use automated inventory management software to track when new shipments come in, when orders need to go out and every step in between. Many companies, however, have chosen to stick with manual processes, such as adhering to Excel spreadsheets, either because they don’t view their current method as problematic or they don’t see marked ... Read More »

5 Things Business Owners Need to Know About Inventory

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Inventory management is the tracking and organizing of a company’s inventory, everything from the raw materials to the work-in-progress goods to the final product that sits on retail shelves or gets delivered to a customer’s home. Traditionally, business owners used manual processes such as filling out Excel spreadsheets and completing audits with pen and paper to satisfy management requirements; today, ... Read More »

What Are the Benefits of Barcode Labels?

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Barcodes are not just for use at the check-out counter when you’re buying groceries: This simple, decades-old technology has become more popular in recent years and is now one of the most widely used organizational building blocks across all businesses and industries. Whether you’re a business owner looking to upgrade your company’s supply chain management system due to unnecessarily high holding ... Read More »

Is It Really Possible to Run A Flexible, Smart Warehouse?

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Let me tell you a tale of Amazon’s warehouse. With the world’s most nimble infrastructure, online retail giant Amazon.com has built an enormous transfer of things from one person or place to another, possibly the biggest in the world. In fact, its distribution and logistics platform can now even deliver purchases within hours in some locations to members of its ... Read More »

5 Overlooked Costs of Ignoring Inventory Management

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Investing in inventory management software to replace manual systems saves small businesses’ money by eliminating these little-known costs. Inventory management is not sexy, but it wasn’t a beautiful interface or a compelling marketing scheme that helped Amazon become the world’s biggest retailer. The Washington-based company went from an online bookstore to a jack-of-all-trades giant thanks to its grand vision, one ... Read More »

Why Your Warehouse Needs Barcodes

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Technological advances over the last few years have revolutionized the way we do business, and warehousing, just one part of the supply chain that helps companies move their inventory from raw goods to finished products on customer doorsteps, is no exception. The use of mobile devices, cloud computing and automated software has made supply chain management more efficient than ever, ... Read More »

How Barcode Technology Levels the Playing Field

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It can be intimidating for small and medium-sized business to go up against corporate giants like Wal-Mart and Amazon. Those large retailers set the standard for turning a profit, thanks to their massive infrastructure, workforce and leverage. Fear of having to compete with established bastions of business may prevent people from starting small local shops, or deter established firms from ... Read More »

5 Facts Successful Business Owners Understand

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Inventory management is the tracking and organizing of a company’s inventory, everything from the raw materials to the work-in-progress goods to the final product that sits on retail shelves or gets delivered to a customer’s home. Traditionally, businesses used manual processes such as filling out Excel spreadsheets and completing audits with pen and paper to satisfy management requirements; today, utilization ... Read More »

Supply Chain Technology Developments We Look Forward To

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5 Supply Chain Technology Developments That Are Changing The Game Cars that can park themselves, pocket sized computers constantly connected to the Internet, and the ability to program your home from anywhere on the globe are just some of the ways new technology is fundamentally altering how we interact with the world. The fancy gadgets that ease everyday life are ... Read More »

6 Things You Might Not Know About Asset Management

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What is asset management? This question is far more common for business owners than it should be: An incredible 55 percent of SMBs polled by Wasp Barcode’s Small Business Report admitted they did not use an asset management system that allows for auditing. That means only 17 percent of companies are realizing their full economic potential. Fixed assets are the long-term ... Read More »